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Psychiatrists acting as drug peddlers

The psychiatrists that are meant to bring the drug addicts in main stream have been acting as drug peddlers. In a shocking development two psychiatrists, including Dr Sudha Vasudeva, who is incharge at Drug de-addiction center at Ludhiana and Dr. Ashish Sharma of local Ivy Hospital of Khanna, have been arrested for supplying sedative pills to the drug addicts to mint money on Friday, in two separate raids conducted by Ludhiana rural and Khanna police, respectively.

Wife’s murder: Punjabi-origin man gets mental health sentence in UK

A 34-year-old Punjabi-origin man in the UK, who pleaded guilty to strangling his wife to death, has been sentenced to a hospital restriction with no-time limit order under the country’s Mental Health Act.

Rohtak molestation accused taken for lie-detector test

Two days after a local court permitted a special investigation team (SIT) to conduct polygraph test on the accused and the complainants in the November 28 molestation case aboard a Rohtak bus, the police on Thursday took accused Kuldeep, Deepak and Mohit to forensic science laboratory in New Delhi for the lie-detector examination.

Poll office wants plea against Joshi dismissed

The office of the chief electoral officer (CEO), Punjab, on Thursday informed the Punjab and Haryana high court that no discrepancies were found in the documents submitted by Anil Joshi, Punjab minister for local bodies and medical education and research, at the time of the electoral process for the 2012 assembly elections.

Cow protection body to gherao CM’s residence on Dec 29

The Punjab Gaushala Mahasangh on Friday announced to hold a protest sit-in in front of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s residence here on December 29, while accusing the state government of not fulfilling any of its demands in the past three years.

Jalandhar-Panipat 6-laning: Deadlines keep moving

Delayed by over three years, the six-laning of the Panipat-Jalandhar section of National Highway (NH) 1, among the oldest highways in the country passing through Haryana and Punjab, has been a constant source of harassment for the commuters.

Badal urges Khattar to jointly clean up Ghaggar

Punjab chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday urged his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to join him in chalking out a time-bound action plan to clean the Ghaggar river which flows across both states.

Kashmir shivers due to cold wave

The night temperatures across Kashmir remained several notches below the freezing point on Friday as the weather office said the present cold wave conditions in the region will continue till Sunday.
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